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2nd Kitchen-1 Family

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norapp

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What are the current FHA guidelines regarding a 1 family with a 2nd/summer kitchen? I have a 1 family with a partial 2nd kitchen on 2nd level. No refrigerator. Just stove and sink. Gas stove is disconnected and I was "told" this room was used as a 2nd kitchen decades ago and they are going to add a bathroom in this space. It's been about 6 years since I have come across this where I am currently located. Back on Long Island I saw this frequently and before 2009 guidelines were stove must be removed, gas line capped and sink removed. Has this changed?
 

glenn walker

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I would just have the gas line capped. I don't see any problem with a sink .. Don't over-think this : ) LOL
 

Riick

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I remember it as gas line capped *below floor level*, but haven't seen a 2nd kitchen in well 25+ years.
In some areas of South Philadelphia, true 2nd kitchen / summer kitchen was "typical & common",
usually in a walkout basement, and manned (womanned?) by a grandmother, lately from Sicily.
 

Don Clark

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Many homes today have 2 kitchens. I appraised one on the Ocen front that had a formal kitchen and large dining room on the 3rd level and a small kitchen and dining area on the first floor. The owner is a Tech Company owner, the house, valued at over $4 million is his beach house. his main residence is in Northern Virginia.

I also just completed in the past 4 months, a 110 year old home that has 2 kitchens. It was VA approved and my requirement that the 2nd kitchen be removed was denied. The area has many such older homes and the area of the 2nd kitchen also has a bedroom and bath that many rent out to a tenant. Sp.....................it depends.
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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Not uncommon in my market also. Usually ends up being on the lower level of rancher with basement where the mother-in-law resides.
 
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